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The intimacy of sharing a meal with others, is something that is integral to human interaction, it is how we celebrate holidays, special events, and where we bond with others. Avi Friedman’s book View From the Porch inspired my work, questioning the role of the dining table in the home, as he states it is a symbol of unity. This was my point of departure, as I began to investigate an alternative to the dining room, in the form of a modular dining table, something that evokes the unity and festivity that Friedman states the dining room is traditionally the icon of. By obscuring the anatomy of the table, removing the legs, minimizing the surface, and forcing the users to support and assemble the table themselves, I have exaggerated the act of “setting the table�, made eating precarious, and created a table that makes dining into an event. INTO THE GROTESQUE

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Eeew-Oooh Waterloo Architecture Undergraduate Studio Fall 2017 Collection  
Eeew-Oooh Waterloo Architecture Undergraduate Studio Fall 2017 Collection  
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